Francesco Scognamiglio F/W 2010 via MYKROMAG.
So I totally forgot to do my Paris menswear round up,
so i decided to wait a bit longer so that it'd be like a fun reminder for all of you!
I narrowed it down to my three favorite collections, in this order:
BORIS BIDJAN SABERI
I LOVE LOVE LOVED this collection; So aesthetically strong, and powerfully styled, yet if you decipher each piece individually, you get interesting and wearable pieces. The collection as a whole has elements that push the boundaries of mens fashion like the man-skirt, the head pieces/head wraps, but in a wearable/not so in your face manner, which i really appreciate. The styling was also spot-on; perfect mix of tones on tones which added a decadent richness and pull together aspect for the clothes. My favorite piece has got to be that loose knit sweater; classic but interesting.
I also loved this collection when I saw it! One of the best in my opinion. I loved the "perfect for a stroll through the desert" feel of the whole collection. If ever i went to Dubai or something along the same lines, this would be my collection of choice. Perfect trench/jackets, padded harem pants, romper coat, even the head-wrap visor sort of works (am i delusional?). The only thing i'm not too fond of is the weird sandal/flipflop hybrid? no thanks
I loved Alexis Mabille's collection because it was so different from everything we've been seeing all week. We can see how Alexis started out in womenswear and how he brought those elements into menswear; which for me is so much fresher than the menswear trend for the ladies. Mabille puts his boys in ROMPERS, that i died for. Even the black sparkly one, though ridiculous was perfect! The slouchy fit really brings it back to menswear. Another aspect of the collection i really liked was the color pallette; perfect complimentary neutrals that felt so fresh(the daisies helped too) amidst the sea of black/greys. Finally, Mabille's choice of wrap around sandals, was perfect! An ode to his womenswear background and yet they were made to look so manly. I loved it most paired with the cargo style pants.
samia and i interviewing chris from NEVERSHOUTNEVER!
So this Saturday(July 10th), I went to the Vans Warped Tour (lulz).
Luckily I got a press pass, so i was able to take really nice pictures up close! The mood was, as usual, super hyped and m3tal. Interestingly, this year there were a lot more "screamo" bands, and so out of the whole lineup I knew a total of like 4 bands playing, which was a major part of why i felt SUPER old and out of place. Everyone was 14 with their black hair and blond streaks, cat eye makeup and neon clothes. hey, no judgment here. Lord knows that was me a few(two) years back. [ HELLO ADORENICK // MYSPACE NAMES ] Overall I had an amazing time hanging out with Samia, Steph & Joanna, Annie and Jullyane. We all felt so 'old' even though we've been to every single one for like 4 consecutive years. Click through to see my pictures and some stories!
+ exclusive interview video/short movie in collab with GOLDZMINE & the FIERCONISTAS to come soon!
WARNING PICTURE HEAVY POST
A compilation of my favorite looks by one of my biggest inspirations; Panos Yipanis; stylist.
His vision is layered, dark, romantic, dreamy, and it consistently translates through his work.
Consultant to Rick Owens, Ricardo Tisci, and friend/stylist to Courtney Love.
Panos is truly inspiring in every aspect.